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A train crash in Myanmar left 25 dead and dozens wounded in Myanmar Saturday, a local state-run newspaper reported.
Only two people know how the affair started, but the world knows now about its inglorious end.Admitting to the extramarital affair, David Petraeus stepped down as director of the CIA on Friday in a surprise move that shocked the intelligence community just days after President Barack Obama was re-elected.
Malala's odyssey from near death to world fame begins with a ride home from school on Tuesday, Oct 9.
Gunmen stop the van ferrying Malala Yousufzai through her native Swat Valley, one of the most conservative regions in Pakistan.
The Syrian National Council, a prominent opposition group, elected its spokesman, George Sabra, as president at a meeting Friday in Doha, Qatar. A foreign policy spokesman for the group, Radwan Ziadeh, said Sabra -- the group's third president -- replaces Abdulbaset Sieda, who is now a member of the executive office.
US-Petraeus-Rules-for-Living -- By Tom Watkins
The extramarital affair acknowledged Friday by David Petraeus in his letter resigning his position as CIA director came as a surprise to a number of people who know him but represented an acceptance of responsibility characteristic of the man, they said. "If you're running the operation, you really can't step out of line," said Richard Haver, who spent 34 years in the federal government specializing in intelligence operations. Petraeus himself would have had to severely discipline if not fire any agency employees involved in similar behavior, said Haver, who is retired after having served as deputy for community affairs for the intelligence community. "You're compromising, potentially, your security."
POL-Election-New-America -- By Josh Levs
America woke up Wednesday, looked into a giant mirror made up of millions of votes and saw how it has been changing for decades. It wasn't just President Obama's re-election and the diverse coalition of minorities, women and youth that kept him in power. For the first time, voters approved same-sex marriage in three states. Margaret Hoover, a Republican analyst and CNN contributor, called it "a watershed moment." Meanwhile, Wisconsin elected the country's first openly gay U.S. senator. Two states legalized the recreational use of marijuana. A record 20 women will be serving in the U.S. Senate. And a record number of new Asian-American and Latino representatives were elected to Congress. All this would have been unthinkable a generation ago, as would the idea the country would elect, let alone re-elect, its first black president.
US-Libya-Documents-Congress (with Libya-Benghazi-Timeline)
With the election over, the Obama administration is releasing more information to Congress and journalists about the deadly attack on the U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya. Post-election, the questions of the Obama administration's handling of the attacks continue, and the Pentagon and State Department Friday released information to try to further clarify decisions made before, during and after the attacks. Libya-Benghazi-Timeline
The Pentagon released Friday an hour-by-hour timeline of the September 11 assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, highlighting when Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and senior commanders were informed of the attack and when decisions were made to move forces to assist. The release comes as the Obama administration is facing increasing questions over its response to the attack.
Clashes broke out in Bahrain on Friday as authorities tried to prevent thousands of opposition supporters converging on a mosque to hear a sermon from the kingdom's most prominent Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim.
The Syrian National Council, a prominent opposition group, elected its spokesman, George Sabra, as president at a meeting Friday in Doha, Qatar.
It seems they are everywhere, from the foothills of the Himalayas to the vast tracts of the Sahara, searching the terrain and seas below like glinting birds of prey. Drones have become the emblem of war and intelligence-gathering in the 21st century. And for the first time, Iran has tried to bring down a U.S. drone as it flew off the Iranian coastline in the northern Persian Gulf.
Funeral services were held Friday for a 13-year-old Palestinian boy shot and killed while playing soccer in Gaza a day earlier. A spokesman for the Gaza Health Ministry accused the Israel Defense Forces of killing the boy, identified as Ahmed Abu Daqa.
Social media is both friend and foe for China's new leaders.
Novak Djokovic has a smile on his face again -- and not just because of his perfect record at this week's ATP World Tour Finals. At the start of last week, the Serbian tennis star was battling with the news that his father had been taken seriously ill. It badly affected his preparations for the Paris Masters, and he lost his opening match. Srdjan Djokovic was hospitalized with a reported acute respiratory condition, but his condition has since improved.
After his state's coastline took the brunt of Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Friday that he expects power to be almost fully restored statewide by Saturday night. "Life will be back -- for most of New Jersey -- to normal come Sunday," he told reporters. More than 175,000 households in the Garden State are still in the dark, and homes with saltwater electrical damage will have to be inspected by electricians before having their power restored.
First Sandy. Then a nor'easter. Residents in this small hamlet at the eastern edge of Rockaway Peninsula are exhausted and on edge. Eleven days after Superstorm Sandy made landfall, flooding nearly all of the Rockaways, they are still cold and in the dark. Huddled beneath blankets and with the car's heat cranked up, 56-year-old Matt Lintonmapp Jr. has spent every night sleeping in his car since Sandy left him homeless. "My place got washed out," he said. "There's nothing left."
A former personal assistant of Waffle House's CEO accused him of forcing her to "perform sexual services," among other degrading acts, during her nine years of working for him, according to an Atlanta police report.